World's Biggest SVT

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OiBass, Jul 9, 2003.

  1. OiBass


    Apr 9, 2003
    I remember about 10 or so years ago, Ampeg had
    a promotion where they were going around the
    U.S. to different Ampeg dealers with the
    "World's Largest SVT" they had built- They set
    it up in the parking lot of the music store and
    allowed people to play through it. I didn't get
    a chance to see it, but I remember being awed
    by the size of it on the flyer they had in the
    Did any of you get a chance to see/play this
    thing? Any pictures or promo material on it?
    Where is it now? Is it for sale???
  2. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    There are pics of Entwistle standing in front of it in the Ampeg book. It holds a Guinness record. I think it had two SVT power sections running in parallel driving 32 10" speakers. It was technically the same as two heads and four cabs, except it was one head and one cab. I think.
  3. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    I remember reading that in Guinness. I still think it's the coolest thing ever.
  4. does anyone have any pics. I would love to see what it looked like.
  5. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Yeah, I bet that looked sick.

  6. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I wanna see!!
  7. GregoryJ


    Mar 17, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    If it is the same one that you are talking about, I believe that monster SVT was sold to a buyer here in Japan. Just where it is now is open to speculation. Some collector probably has it hidden away.javascript:smilie(':rolleyes:')
    You see that a lot here. Gorgeous looking vintage instruments and the like, sitting behind glass, not being played. Crazy

  8. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    I've heard some estimate that over half of all the vintage Fender basses and guitars are stored away in warehouses in Japan. Those crazy Japanese!

    P.S. I'm Japanese;)
  9. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Yeah, but there's a big difference between having an original pristine stack-knob jazz bass behind glass and a 900 pound custom SVT. You can take one of them to a gig and use it.
  10. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    I have the picture you guys are looking for. This is one big motha!

    Check out my posting below. The picture is attached to it.

  11. upload it here!
  12. It appeared on the last page of a "Bass Player" mag sometime in the early 90's.

    Unfortunately, I don't have that issue any longer but I've looked all over for that pic.
  13. e-mail it to me, just click on my email link above.
  14. Where :confused: (no link ?)
  15. fivestringdan

    fivestringdan Supporting Member

    Dec 4, 2001
    If I had that rig, I would try to take it to every gig. Think of the press alone.
  16. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis

    Dec 11, 1999
    Lets try this. See the World's Largest Amp right here, right now!
  17. Nope, the rig I saw in "Bass Player years ago made that look like a monitor. It was like 32 8x10's......a veritable mountain.

    Still, I appreciate you putting up that pic, bassman. That rig is more than my back would allow.
  18. PolkaHero


    Jan 5, 2002
    Nope, that isn't it. I've got the issue of Bass Player that has it, but alas I don't have a scanner.:(
  19. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    I heard it was a 32x10 with a head that had two SVT in one box. looks like the animal to me! and looks like the picture I saw in the ampeg book that said "worlds largest guitar amp"
  20. NEEED PISTCURE!!!!!!!!!!!!